Nepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Project

The project will enhance the road transport system in Nepal by improving connectivity within Nepal, and between Nepal and its neighbors. An alternate route in Sunsari and Saptari districts will be built, creating year-round passable conditions along the East-West Highway, especially across the Koshi River. The repair of three feeder roads in the hill areas will improve connectivity and access to basic services.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval30 Jul 2013
Funding TypeLoan
CountryNepal
SectorTransport/Road
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$97 million

KEY OUTPUTS

73 km of alternate road and border road 

114 km of roads upgraded to intermediate-lane mid-hill roads

Road safety awareness campaign conducted

Improved capacity of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport in road maintenance and asset management

FINANCING

$75 million (Asian Development Bank)

$22 million (Government of Nepal)